Evelyn Fern Linscott Cooper, 87, passed away on Nov. 28, 2012 at Community Hospice in Arlington surrounded by her loving family.
Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at Welborn Community Church, Kansas City, Kan.
Evelyn requested canned goods be given to a food pantry in lieu of flowers.
Her parents John and Bethel Linscott, husband, Phillip Cooper Jr., their beloved son Phillip Cooper III and her brother, Donald Linscott preceded her in death. She is survived by her siblings Moyne and Ann Linscott, Marilyn Linscott, sister-in-law; Fannie Foster, Vern and Harriett Linscott, Joyce and David Meyers, Beverly Keith and Georgetta Linscott, John and Judith Linscott and dozens of nieces and nephews.
Evelyn graduated from Marceline High School in 1943 then Evelyn moved to Kansas City to work at North American Aviation to support the war effort by working on B-25 bombers. One of her fondest memories and greatest contributions was being a true Rosie the Riveter, working around the Turrett Top where the Turrett guns were mounted. Subsequently, she had careers at Jenkins Music Company, Hammond Organ Studios and selling real estate for both Coldwell Banker and Century 21.
Perhaps Evelyn’s greatest chapter was her last. She moved from her comfort zone of familiarity with family and friends in Kansas City to Texas. She made the move to Texas to be close to her daughter, Sue Ann Montgomery, her granddaughter Jami and her husband Biggs and her precious great grandchildren, Hannah Annette, 8 and Chase Cooper, 5. Evelyn spent the last 10 years of her life in Texas where she grew to love the Texas Rangers, especially Josh Hamilton.
Often the entertainer, Evelyn loved to make those around her laugh. She had a charming sense of humor and a delightful demeanor. She and Sue Ann looked forward every day to working on the crossword puzzle together. Before she took her last breath she said, God is great, God is Good!